1.)Using a book that has been read aloud to the class or other books they have read independently, lead a discussion in which students identify story components of setting, character development, character discriptions and/or traits, plot/conflict, climax, and resolution.
2.)Explain to students that they are going to read a book of their choice and will report on that book to the class by creating a slideshow to present the story elements to classmates.
3.)If possible, show students a teacher-created slideshow presentation of a book report on a book read to the class so that they will know what their book report presentations should look like and/or include. Hand out copies of the checklist attached and discuss each requirement.
4.)Allow students class time to create an outline of their PowerPoint presentations displaying the following components of the book they've chosen: setting, character list, character descriptions or traits, plot/conflict, climax, and resolution. Students should also include an introductory slide and a slide featuring their favorite part of the book. Students should have at least one slide for each story component, with a total of at least 8 slides, but no more than 15.(The students should plan each slide on paper before they begin to create the slideshow.)
5.)Instruct students to create the slides according to their outline or plan, giving help where needed. Students should be encouraged to include pictures and various kinds of text. They may also add slide or text transitions. Animation may be included if desired.
)Digital Slideshows: PowerPoint for the Novice on ALEX teaches the use of PowerPoint.
6.)Using the computer projection system, students will then present their PowerPoint book reports to the class.